Secure your servers and assure customers their data is 100 percent protected.
- Powerful SSL encryption for securing your customers' sensitive information
- Industry standard 128 bit encryption
- Quick and easy signup, certificates normally issued in under an hour
- Free installation when applied to ServWise Hosting
- Multi-year SSL certificates - Currently we only offer SSL certificate orders for 1 year from this page. If you would like to purchase a multi-year certificate then please contact us directly here telling us your preferred certificate type and number of years you would like to purchase and we can supply you with a custom order link. (Most certificates can be ordered for at least 3 years in advance and some up to 10 years)
What will you need to complete your SSL certificate order?
- Your FQDN (Fully qualified domain name) or the web address for which you plan to use your Certificate, e.g. the area of your site you wish customers to connect to using SSL. For example, an SSL Certificate issued for servwise.com will not be valid for secure.servwise.com.
- Your Certificate Signing Request (CSR), this is usually generated and provided by your web host and you should request this from them, if you are generating your own from your own server then you can find instructions on how to generate the CSR from this website.
- Remember your SSL domain will need its own static IP address. For existing ServWise hosting this is available from the billing manager or as an add-on while ordering new hosting.
- Please note that we cannot provide refunds for SSL certificates once purchased.
What is SSL?
The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol has become the universal standard on the Web for authenticating sites and for encrypting communications between users and Web servers. Because SSL is built into all major browsers and Web servers, simply installing a digital certificate or Server ID enables SSL capabilities.
SSL server authentication allows users to confirm a Web server's identity. SSL-enabled client software, such as a Web browser, can automatically check that a server's certificate and public ID are valid and have been issued by a certificate authority (CA) ? such as VeriSign ? listed in the client software's list of trusted CAs. SSL server authentication is vital for secure e-commerce transactions.
An encrypted SSL connection requires all information sent between a client and a server to be encrypted by the sending software and decrypted by the receiving software, protecting private information from interception over the Internet. In addition, all data sent over an encrypted SSL connection is protected with a mechanism for detecting tampering ? that is, for automatically determining whether the data has been altered in transit. This means that users can confidently send private data, such as credit card numbers, to a website, trusting that SSL keeps it private and confidential.
How Server IDs Work:
A customer contacts your site and accesses a secured URL: a page secured by a Server ID (indicated by a URL that begins with "https:" instead of just "http:" or by a message from the browser).
Your server responds, automatically sending the customer your site's digital certificate, which authenticates your site.
Your customer's Web browser generates a unique "session key" (like a code) to encrypt all communications with the site.
The user's browser encrypts the session key with your site's public key so only your site can read the session key. Depending on the browser, the user may see a key icon becoming whole or a padlock closing, indicating that the session is secure.
A secure session is now established--all communications will be encrypted and can only be decrypted by the two parties in the session. It all takes only seconds and requires no action by the user.
- Unlimited business-to-business and business-to-customer expansion
- Enhanced consumer confidence
- Low total cost of ownership
- Cost-effective online delivery
- Faster time to revenue
- Faster setup